Web Resources
Visit these websites for more information about children’s well-being and parenting:

The Community of Mindful Parenting aspires to empower parents to become more effective, mindful and compassionate. We are comprised of expectant moms, parents, grandparents, extended families and friends with the goal to nurture powerful relationships between parents and their children.

ParentMap provides trusted, innovative, and award-winning editorial content through a variety of media to support parents in their most essential role: that of their child’s first and most important teacher.

Thrive Washington builds community-wide commitment to deliver a comprehensive, high-quality early learning environment that benefits every child and family in Washington.

The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Bright Avenues empowers a wide range of students to reach their potential in academics, creativity and interpersonal relationships. Our low 8 to 1 ratio, “5 Avenues” and intentional culture of “Compassion, Understanding, Civility, and Service” allow us to inclusively meet the needs of students who are typically progressing, gifted or “twice-exceptional”, and those with various special needs.  

With Pause shares practical approaches to mindfulness and applies them to work, home, school and daily life. Over the past couple of years, Renee Metty has had wonderful opportunities to bring mindfulness to the world from large corporations to small creative agencies, both public and private schools, as well as business and education conferences.

Lucianne Hackbert of Tending to the Soul is a licensed clinical psychologist and Life Coach. She offers one-on-one sessions, online courses and live classes to teach daily self-care practices of creativity, mindfulness, and movement to move you toward a more open, flexible and courageous life. 
She currently offers a 3-hour online mindful parenting program, 
Parenting with Awareness: Mindfulness for Parents!


Community Resources
Learn more about opportunities in our community to promote mindfulness, children’s well-being, and parenting:


The Psychological Services and Training Clinic (The Clinic)


Puget Sound Adlerian Society Parenting Calendar (Fall 2015)




Every spring and fall, the Seattle Insight Meditation Society offers a 4-week Teen Mindfulness Meditation Class.  The next series begins on October 19th.  If you know of any teens who might benefit from knowing about this class, please pass on the information.  Attached are fliers and a parent permission form for the upcoming class.

The class gives teens a foundation in secular mindfulness meditation.  Class topics include - 

     1 – Exploring attention and learning to anchor it.

     2 – Grounding the body.

     3 – Being mindful - Being here now.

           Noticing pleasant experiences and being with difficult ones.

     4 – Pausing and choosing whether to respond or react. 

     5 – Moving mindfully. 

     6 – Beginning to notice thought patterns.  How are we relating to our thoughts?

     7 – Relaxation and self kindness.

The class is free of charge and is for high school teens who choose on their own to take the class.

To register, email with teen's name, age, email contact, school, and grade level.

Time:  Four Monday evenings, OCT 19 and 26, NOV 2 and 9, 2015; 6:30-8:00PM

Location:  Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle

Teachers:  Krista Gemmell Harris, Certified .b (UK Mindfulness in Schools) Teen Mindfulness Teacher and InterPlay leader and Chris Charles, Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader Program.